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(Invicta #1)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  298 ratings  ·  76 reviews
As Kaiden McKenzie and Holt Mitchell prepare to celebrate their fifteenth anniversary, and the grand opening of their new club, Invicta, they take a look back on how their lives together began.

When Holt wakes up to an outraged father, he finds himself suddenly homeless and hungry. With the help and caring of a certain bad guy, Holt finds life isn’t quite so bad as it seem
Kindle Edition, 134 pages
Published May 26th 2014 by Hot Ink Press
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May 27, 2014 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of Piper Kay or Kindle Alexander
My thoughts before reading: I don't give a flying shit what this book is about.

The cover! The cover is Jake Bass! Jake motherfuckin' Bass, folks!!!

After reading: You gotta admit the cover is hot. I believe he's the muse for main character Kade, the bad boy, damaged hotheaded hero who strips but has been around the block more than once. Kade is likeable enough. He's not a carbon copy of the model on the cover so don't think this is fan fic. ;)

What is Invicta about? This novella is about
Don't mind me, I'm just gonna be over here staring at the cover

Sandi ♥'s way too many M/M books
The story was good, sexy and I liked learning about how they met. There we're editing issues through the entire book that drove me nuts. The cover is perfect. I love me some Sexy Jake Bass. The epilogue confused Me I wasn't really sure who was supposed to be talking or whos thoughts they we're. Thank you to my bestie Amy for the quickie buddy read.
May 28, 2014 marked it as to-read
Cover love. This from someone who doesn't usually pay attention to covers all that much, but - JAKE BASS!!!
Rissa (an M/M kinda Girl!!)
May 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, read-m-m
Honestly I bought this book because of the cover...I didn't even read the blurb before I started reading it.

May 28, 2014 rated it liked it
3.5 stars! Beautiful cover!! The story itself was good, sex was incredibly hot, but there were some editing issues. It wasn't that expensive of a book, so I won't get up on my soapbox about the typos and missing words, though it was kind of distracting. I will continue on with this series. Can't wait to see the next cover, hopefully it's Holt!!
Jun 06, 2014 rated it did not like it

Mechanical and occasionally nonsensical writing.
Boring story.
Boring sex.
Boring, boring, boring!
A veritable pornicopia of smuttiness, but not a whole lot more. Still an enjoyable, light read. I liked it.

And hey, it's Jake Bass on that cover! ;)
May 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The story of Kaiden and Holton is not only the steamiest m/m romance I've ever read but it also has great depth.They each have a past that is heartbreaking but in finding each other a connection forms that is almost instantaneous and together the healing process begins. Every time Piper Kay writes a book I deem it my favorite, that is until her next one comes out and that one quickly becomes my favorite. I have watched Piper become a master of m/m romance. Frankly before Piper Kay I had never re ...more
Amy Davies
Jun 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Once you can finally drag yourself away from staring at the cover you are met with a really nice story of growth and loyalty.
Throw in some freaking hot guys and some very steamy sex you have an amazing book. I couldn't put this book down, the connection between Holt and Kade gripped me. I wanted to hug them both (at the same time, don't mind if I do)
Also having Jake Bass as a visual isn't so bad either ;-)
Jun 02, 2014 rated it did not like it
Too many inconsistencies, it was really hard to get through. Cover is off the charts though.
Gay Media Review
May 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Invicta: Salvation-Book One in the Invicta Series by Piper Kay!!!

Kaiden and Holt have been together for 15 years and now it's the grand opening of their new club, Invicta and now they're taking a look back at how they met. When they met, Holt wakes up to a very angry and abusive father and then finds himself homeless and alone in the world. He meets a guy who helps him out and starts to realize that maybe this was for the best. Kade has always avoided the closeness and intimacy and goes from guy
Trish -  Novels In Heels
Jun 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-reviewed

Let me just say – this is one Hot Cocky Cover….Who doesn’t love a little Jake Bass?

Yes Piper Kay does not disappoint with this story of finding love, no matter what your gender is. She brings into perspective what it means to be accepted for who you are through pain, forgiveness, desire and passion.

This story between Kade and Holt is sweet, sexy and touching. We are given an insight into their past and how they became to be partners and a peek at what their future holds with
Romance Readers Retreat
Jun 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
I would like to be very clear, this book was very good. I loved the characters and the story, and im a huge fan of M/M romance. It can very easily be a 5 star read for me if a few things are addressed. First, Kade has a wall built around him and he keeps people out, but the author never explains that. We don’t know why Kade is the way he is, and to be honest, he isn’t really as hard ass as its first described. I need to know why he runs from any type of commitment. And honestly, he doesn’t even ...more
T.M. Smith
Jun 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Short, Sexy and oh so Steamy!! Piper Kay has taken her love for a certain Cockyboy (her cover model) and built a love story around him, for him, and it is definitely porn on paper, but not in a bad way.

Kaiden McKenzie is all attitude and ink. Very much a loner and happy with that, he doesn't get emotionally invested. But what should have been a one night stand with a cute cowboy is about to become the ride of his life. When Holt Mitchell's father finds him and Kade the morning after, he flips a
Ashley Haines
Jul 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Book being reviewed: INVICTA: Salvation Book One in the INVICTA Series

By: Piper Kay

Published By Hot Ink Press

Reviewed by Ashley at Ashley’s Addictive Book Blog

Date Reviewed: 7/1/2014

INVICTA: Salvation

By: Piper Kay

I have to say this; Piper Kay was the woman who introduced me to M/M romance/ erotic. I had turned it down a few times but I was gifted one of her books and it just sat there in my library, until one day…… One day I was bored, had nothing to do and was looking for something to rea
Becky Condit
Jan 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wonderfully written book, told primarily in flashback with two POVs. That's not easy to pull off but Piper Kay has done an amazing job of making the techniques work and highly readable.
We begin in the future of the story, with Kade and Holt celebrating their 15th anniversary and the opening of their club Invicta. Then we flashback to when they met and the true meaning of their anniversary comes out loud and clear.
Holt is caught in bed with another young man and all hell breaks loose from his ab
Oct 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
I won the second book in a competition, so needed to get this one so I could start at the beginning. Being such a cover whore (I do judge a book by it's cover!!) this had me....Jake Bass.....stick a fork in me I'm done!!!

This is a novella read and packed quite a lot in, only delving lightly in some bits and heavy in the others...Holt is the 18 year old country boy kicked out by his father, Kade is the 20 year old dancer in a strip club that comes to his rescue on more than one occasion, but trie
Leslie Boyer
Oct 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Whoever said a great book ends with a HEA (happily ever after) did not read THIS ONE. Unlike all the others, we get our “HEA” at the beginning!
From the first page to the last, we get a peek into the beginning of the lives of Kaiden and Holt as they begin on their adventure of overcoming resisting the attraction between one another to celebrating 15 years together and opening ‘Invicta’ a male go-go club.
Within the pages, Holt wakes up to a hateful father who kicks him out of his home for his
Evermore Books
Jul 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Whoever said a great book ends with a HEA (happily ever after) did not read THIS ONE. Unlike all the others, we get our “HEA” at the beginning!

From the first page to the last, we get a peek into the beginning of the lives of Kaiden and Holt as they begin on their adventure of overcoming resisting the attraction between one another to celebrating 15 years together and opening ‘Invicta’ a male go-go club.
Within the pages, Holt wakes up to a hateful father who kicks him out of his home for his ch
Lauri James
Jun 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m-favs
I am a HUGE Piper Kay fan gurl I could stare at that cover forever and ever........secret......I have already. We meet Kade who is in the process of opening a go go boy club Invicta Kade has spent the day auditioning the dancers and he is massively late getting home to his partner Holt who is at home waiting to celebrate their 15th anniversary together. Kade is a bit nervous about what mood he will find Holt in. He walks in the house is too dark no dinner waiting its worse than he thought. Holt ...more
Oct 16, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-2014
It's not terrible but everything about it bugs me. The constant description of dance scenes like shit i don't even care, reading how someone is dancing is boring as hell, and constantly referring to moves that weren't even around in the 90's makes no sense either.

How Kade talks is beyond annoying.

Also someone needs to explain me to why or how if you were raped/drugged and your boyfriend was drugged/nearly raped in a strip club you would then want to open your own strip joint 15 years down the l
May 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is fire! Okay, if that isn't enough of an explanation for you, let me continue. This book is an engaging tale of coming of age and finding one's place in the world. It is so funny. Piper Kay keeps the reader on their toes with the hilarious banter between the characters and their flawless executions of popular dances like the Dougie. Yes, as in, "Teach Me How to Dougie."

As for the romance, Piper is no slouch there either. We're talking all of the fire engines at the fire station are n
Jun 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
June 10th to June 11th 2014

Terrific and HOT as only Piper Kay can write characters with depth. I loved the relationship between Kade and Holt. The street smart Kade was made for the unsuspecting country bumpkin Holt. The time they spent in the sheets was insta-wet, hot and then some. Oh, did I mention hot?? Because it was very, very exciting, explosive, exceptional and HOT!! It was also very entertaining the way the dancing was described, Piper Kay must have done intense researching to learn so
Jun 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Great start to a new series. Kade & Holt are a couple who grab your attention from the first chapter. The author goes from present day to past memories without making it feel choppy. If you want to start a new series and like the building of a love story, you'll want to read this. Looking forward to reading the next book.
Nov 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book but there were quite a few typos and things.

Loved the premise where most of the story is a flashback to how Kade and Holt met. Really hot relationship but you could still feel the deeper connection. Very sexy and well done.
Kelly Romero
Nov 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I easily fell in love with Kade and Holt. I loved getting to see them now and 15 years ago when they got together. Seems like as strong as their love was then, it's amazingly gotten stronger through time. As always Piper gives us a sexy, hot MM book that will leave you wanting more.
Char Moore
Jan 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Really good book!!

I really liked this book. Kade and Holt are hot together and I mean hot!!!! Their story is good and learning their backstory helps to see how far they've come in the relationship. I'm off to read book 2. Can't wait!!!!
Jun 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
fucking hottttttttttttttttt
Jennifer Rose
Jun 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I Loved Kade and Holton's story, an excellent beginning to the series by outstanding M/M author Piper Kay. I can't wait for the next and the next and the next. Keep them coming girl!!!
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Piper Kay is a homegrown country girl straight from the outskirts of Houston, Texas, USA. She is currently employed with Encompass Ink, Hot Ink Press and CHBB Publishing. (Crushing Hearts & Black Butterfly Publishing) Whether YA, Erotic Romance, Western, or Drama, she always remains solely dedicated to stories in the M/M and gay romance genres. Piper is a #1 International Best Selling author o ...more

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